I have a new Samsung HDTV which I'm loving, except for one thing: the sound. A very typical complaint for these, from what I've read...
Problems are mainly difficulty hearing voices and having to constantly monitor the volume to avoid shattering the windows when an explosion occurs or a gun shot goes off, while still being able to hear people speaking. Very annoying.
Also, I've noticed with certain sounds in the low range, like the sound made by the warp core in Star Trek Enterprise (haha sorry I'm a geek) the tv can't seem to handle these sounds well and will emit a bothersome vibration noise from the speakers.
So, I know the ideal thing to do is to invest in a good receiver and a solid 5.1 system. Unfortunately, I can't justify the cost of that right now, and I'm also renting my place which is a townhouse (shared wall with neighbour). As a result, I can't blast my music and turn up the bass as much as I would like, so for the time being, it is unfeasible (both cost and practically) to get a really good sound system.
So what does that leave me with? Well I have looked at soundbars, but I have read countless reviews and I'm not convinced. Yes, they would be alot better than my current tv speakers, but in terms of longevity, how long would I actually stick with these? Also, I'm not a die-hard audiophile but I am not an average user either. I was happy to spend $200+ on headphones, and $200+ on my IEMs for listening to music and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
I'd rather spend a tad more and get something that I can use for a year or two at my current place, and still enjoy for another couple years when i buy my own place and save up for a really epic sound system. Also, this would theoreticaly be alot better if i ever wanted to play some music from my tv.
So I believe this means I should look at a decent 2.0 or 2.1 system. Any thoughts on my train of thought?
I have looked a some polk speakers like these - seems like a good sale. http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/polk-audio-tower-speaker-rtia5-black-single-speaker/10090949.aspx?path=6e14b4c2a3b54e8ec4385b41512070f7en02
The price is still a little high for my taste but maybe that's what these things cost. Also, I would presumably need a receiver for these right?Oh, my hdtv is a Samsung® UN46EH6000